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Chloe Tuttle

Chicken Mull – The Forgotten Comfort Food

I had never heard of Chicken Mull until a few years ago. And then I found out that the Chicken Mull Festival happens 8 miles from me in Bear Grass, NC, population 69.  This year, the festival is on October 26, 2019. My friend Nancy Sparks had a great recipe for Chicken Mull, so we… Click to learn the history of Chicken Mull and to see about the Festival

The Flower Killing Moon

When you see that beautiful full moon in May – know that it is a Flower Moon. It occurs at the time in spring when flowers pop up everywhere. David Grann writes on page one in his book Killers of the Flower Moon, “In April, millions of tiny flowers spread over the blackjack hills and… click to read about the Flower Killing Moon in eastern North Carolina

 Who can resist a pretty flower? Some of them, you can eat!  Spring and Summer offer many edible flowers; fall has fewer, but they are beauties – and easy to grow. A fun thing to do with edible flowers is to freeze them in ice cube trays for drinks and punch. You can use these… Click to see how to make Edible Flower Ice Cubes – it’s EASY

Sausage Gravy – Southern Comfort Food

Sausage Gravy is a southern comfort food.  We southerners have always enjoyed good pork sausage – when I was young, we raised hogs and had hog killings. And we didn’t waste anything, not even grease, fat or lard; hence, our love of sausage gravy. This recipe was given to me by one of my long… Click to get Chloe’s recipe for Sausage Gravy

Best Bone Broth Beef Vegetable Soup

Who says Bone Broth has to be boring? This Beef Vegetable Soup made with bones is the best I have ever tasted. The secret – BONES. This soup uses bone-in chuck roast and oxtails. Another secret ingredient is lard.  Our grandmothers were right – lard is great. If it weren’t for bacon and this soup… Click to get Chloe’s Bone Broth Beef Vegetabl Soup Recipe

Popcorn Sutton & His Moonshine Likker

Popcorn Sutton was a short, squirrelly dude with a trashy mouth, and I can’t help but be fascinated by his persona. READER BEWARE: Popcorn had a smart mouth and made some lewd signs depicted in the photos that he sent to me. He was born Marvin Sutton; folks knew him as Popcorn. The story is… Click to see photos and story of Popcorn Sutton – BEWARE – some are lewd.

Pozole – Mexican Hominy Soup Recipe – Gringo Version

I just love this Pozole Recipe. Pozole is a Mexican Soup that is usually made with pork; this recipe is made with chicken. It can be made in a crock pot if you’d prefer. Pozole – Mexican Hominy Soup Recipe – a Gringo Version • 1 medium onion (chopped)• 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil• 3 cloves… click to learn all about HOMINY

Try This Hot Pepper Vinegar Recipe

These tiny bottles of Peppers and Vinegar are a must-have for any southern cooks to serve with greens like collards. They also make great gifts. Hot Pepper Vinegar This does not need to be refrigerated. 1 pound of small (hot red peppers-the peppers must fit into the mouths of the jars)1/2 gallon distilled (white 5%… Click to learn more about Chloe’s Hot Pepper Vinegar Recipe

The Rich Heritage of Quilt Trails

I know you have seen them off in the distance – a bright splash of color on an old barn. These are “Barn Quilts” and they are a great tribute to our heritage and “the art of rural America.” They honor our long-gone quilters, like my mother Chloe. Quilt trails are popping up everywhere the… Click to see all the Barn Quilts in and around Williamston, NC

Griffin’s Quick Lunch – a Mom & Pop Icon

Griffin’s Quick Lunch is an Eastern North Carolina Icon Griffin’s Quick Lunch, just like many Mom and Pop diners in eastern North Carolina, is a landmark. Unfortunately, we are losing many of these cafes; Williamston is lucky to still have Griffin’s. If you go to Griffin’s, you MUST try the Banana Fritters. These were first… Click to see specialties of the house at Griffin’s Quick Lunch…